Zack and the Validators: Good as Gold

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 2, 2011 - Fiction - 137 pages
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This third book in a series continues the adventures of Zack, a handsome and intelligent donkey, and his donkey friends Zelda, Willie, and Pedro. Zack and his three donkey friends are faced with a new problem. Unless the horses on Mr. Bumbys horse ranch join the farm animals at the new Donohue Historic Farm Center, the center is not likely to be successful. Believing that the horses have more talents than just running races, Zack and his friends must find a way to discover those talents. Again, using one of Profound Pigs brilliant ideas, Zack and his friends begin a new positive mission. With the help of Profound Pigs uncle, Professor Pig, they begin to teach the animals to look for the good in others. The idea is to see a good quality or talent in another animal, tell them about it, and ask them to use it to help others. With this new idea, the horses do discover their other good talents and decide to use them at the new Donohue Historic Farm Center. This new idea of Professor Pig is called validation of others. It is so successful that it becomes the new mission of Zack and the Validators, the name Zack and his donkey friends take on as a new singing group.
 

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Contents

Dedication
7
Preface
9
Chapter 1
13
Chapter 2
21
Chapter 3
26
Chapter 4
31
Chapter 5
33
Chapter 6
36
Chapter 13
61
Chapter 14
69
Chapter 15
72
Chapter 16
74
Chapter 17
77
Chapter 18
81
Chapter 19
84
Chapter 20
112

Chapter 7
40
Chapter 8
48
Chapter 9
50
Chapter 10
52
Chapter 11
53
Chapter 12
58
Chapter 21
115
Chapter 22
121
Chapter 23
126
Appendices
137
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Wayne Hunt had a very successful managerial career with the U.S. Forest Service. Following his retirement, he studied creative writing with the Institute for Children’s Literature. His pre-teen children’s books contain natural resource settings and positive, character building messages. This fourth book in a series, Zack and the Validators: Spirit Bridge, takes his donkey characters from San Francisco, through Alaska, to the Klondike gold rush territory in Canada, where they rescue Zack’s injured uncle. His uncle eventually discovers his good talent of being a ‘bridge for others’, and stays in Alaska to help build the ‘Spirit Bridge’ for migrating caribous to cross over Dead Horse Gulch. Based on some Tlingit Indian beliefs, this bridge will also be used by the spirits of the dead horses, who died during the Klondike gold rush, to cross over to a heavenly, Great Spirit Land.

Wayne lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he enjoys writing his books, among many other activities. He works part-time at the Overture Center for the Performing Arts, and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He’s also an active member of his Catholic church and a volunteer in the spiritual care departments of three hospitals. Information about his books can be viewed at his website: www.waynehunt.us. He can also be found on: www. facebook.com.


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